Dumb luck sets some policemen on his trail -- after a series of innovative escapes, he gets mistaken for a murderer with a price on his head, which means the people that aren't chasing him are fleeing from him. ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
A ditzy socialite finds a homeless man for a scavenger hunt and then hires him as their butler. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon, Alan...
Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period. It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner. Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Drama, Will Rogers
This is a project that was put together in just a few hours. Many young children have no interest in silent movies, which means they are missing some of the best movies ever made. We produced this short subject in the hope that it would spark some interest in old silent movies for a younger generation. I enjoyed the video so much I am now hoping to produce several more of them......Special Editors Note: we have created "Flawed Family Flicks" as a fun way to rekindle new interest in... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Bridgewater Video, Buster Keaton, Comedy, Flawed Family Flick, Warped Vision Video, BTV Comedy, BTV
Exploitation film-maker Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Bing Crosby
This is the fourth "Flawed Family Flicks Video" we have added to the collection. We hope that it will give a new life to a great old movie. Cousin Buster is back, this time as "The Blacksmith"......Special Editors Note: we have created "Flawed Family Flicks" as a fun way to rekindle new interest in some great old movies. These remixes were originally created for my grandchildren, and it now appears many other folks enjoy them as well. These Movies are great... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Bridgewater Video, Buster Keaton, Comedy, Flawed Family Flick, Warped Vision Video, BTV Comedy, BTV
Alice's Wonderland (1923), from the series Laugh-O-Grams. View movies and cartoons on youtube @ PDFREETV View trailers on youtube @ The Trailer Archive ( 4 reviews ) Topics: alice in wonderland, laugh-o-grams, laugh o gram, disney, walk disney, ub iwerks, newman, black...
Charlie Chaplin's 54th Film Released Aug. 07 1916 One A.M. was a unique Charlie Chaplin silent film created for Mutual Films in 1916. It was the first film he starred in alone, except for a brief scene of Albert Austin playing a cab driver. Chaplin plays the role of a wealthman coming home late, after too much to drink. He only wants to go to bed, but 'everything' around him prevents him. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007145/ ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Silents
Charlie Chaplins 53rd Film Released July 10 1916 The Vagabond was a silent film by Charlie Chaplin and his third film with Mutual Films. Released in 1916, it co-starred Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Leo White and Lloyd Bacon. This film echoed Chaplin's work on The Tramp, with more drama mixed in with comedy. The story begins with Charlie, playing music to raise money, and instead finds the abused girl (played by Edna) living in a gypsy camp. As in The Tramp, he works on finding a way to help... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Silents
From IMDb: Con artists Harold and Snub attempt to outwit phony psychic Miss Goulash and her "professor" father. Stars: Harold Lloyd, Harry Pollard, and Bebe Daniels ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Short, Silent
This gut busting comedy, starring Buster Keaton, charmingly explores love in the three ages of life - the prehistoric age, the roman age, and the modern age. Throughout the years, where love is concerned, does anything really change? You can read more about this film on its IMDb page. Enjoy! ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Silent, Buster Keaton, Love, Romance, Comedy
Charlie Chaplin's 62nd Film Released Oct. 22 1917 The Adventurer is a short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. It is the last out of the twelve films made while he was under contract for the Mutual Film Corportation. Chaplin plays an escaped convict on the run from prison guards. He falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady (Edna Purviance) from drowning, but her suitor (Eric Campbell) does everything he can to have Chaplin apprehended by the... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Silents
Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnny must rescue both his loves. There is another version on the Archive. This one is full 720p high resolution and crystal clear! From the folks at myretroflix.com ( 2 reviews ) Topics: The General, Buster Keaton, 1926, mp4, 720p, silent
This final film by silent screen star Harold Lloyd comes nine years after his previous feature. In this film, that reprises a character portrayed by Lloyd in a 1925 film, it is shown what happened to our hero, Harold Diddlebock (Lloyd), twenty years after his big triumph on the college football field. Struggling in the same job he received twenty years previous, Diddlebock is fired so he wanders the streets and eventually goes into a bar. After drinking his first drink in his life, and a... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Preston Sturges, Harold Lloyd
When Pollyanna (Mary Pickford) is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly (Katherine Griffith). Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England home town are as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna's incurable optimism - exemplified by her "glad game," in which she looks for the bright side of every situation - bring a change to the staid old community. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Drama, Mary Pickford
This is another in our series of Flawed Family Flicks. Join cousins Harrigan, Garrity & Mulligan as they try to keep the Gorilla from claiming another victim. This movies was cut from over an hour down to 29 minutes. You can find the DVD version here: http://www.archive.org/details/IMB_The_Gorilla ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Bridgewater Video, Flawed Family Flick, BTV Comedy, Warped Vision Video Source: http://www.archive.org/details/IMB_The_Gorilla
Charlie Chaplin's 57th Film released November 13 1916. Behind the Screen, a short film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin also starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance. In the film which takes place in a movie studio, Chaplin plays a stagehand named David while Campbell ("Goliath") plays his supervisor. Much of the film is slapstick comedy but other issues are also brought up such as a stagehand strike as well as a plotline in which Purviance, unable to become an actress,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Silents
imdb: A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and he sends one of his reporters (William Tracy) to talk to her. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: comedy, William Tracy, Bety Compson, Joan Woodbury
AKA A Fool's Advice An elevator operator (Frank Fay) invents a machine that he believes can help to defeat a corrupt politician (George Diamond) in the city's upcoming mayoral election. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Romance
"DREI MANN IM BOOT" ist eine 1961 gedrehte deutsche Filmkomoedie, die drei Publikumslieblinge der 50er und 60er Jahre als "Strohwitwer unterwegs im Boot" gemuetlich vereint. Das Trio Kulenkampff - Giller - Erhardt gleitet auf dem Wasser dahin, intoniert das Titellied, schlaegt dabei Eier in die Bratpfanne, waehrend ringsum schoene Landschaften und Sehenswuerdigkeiten vom Rheinfall in Schaffhausen ueber Schloss Meersburg (Bodensee) bis zum Drachenfels am Mittelrhein vorueber... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Boot, Film, Bootsfahrt, Spielfilm, Unterhaltungsfilm, Komoedie, Musik, Musikeinlage, Strohwitwer,...
Charlie plays two roles as two spectators at a music-hall show. It has a few good laughs and also provides an interesting look at old-fashioned theater entertainment. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
In the second East Side Kids film, Muggs and the gang are on their way to summer camp when they give a judge a lift to his gloomy mansion. After he later turns up dead, the kids find themselves searching dark passageways dominated by the sinister Minerva Urecal in their quest for the killer. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: East Side Kids, Bowery Boys, Leo Gorcey
A small town girl attends boarding school, dreams of romantic adventures, and has some. Stars: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman, Jr., William P. Carlton, Jr., Warren Cook, Katherine Johnston, Arthur Johnston, Frances Marshall, and Marcia Harris IMDb Page Wikipedia Page ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Poruchik Kizhe - Пору́чик Киже́ ( Lieutenant Kijé) (1934) Aka: The Czar Wants to Sleep With close captioned subtitles (see NOTE) This is a delightful comedy about a fictional Lt Kizhe who came about because of a scribe's copying mistake. The officials were afraid to embarrass the Czar, so they created a fictional Kizhe who served as a convenient scapegoat. After being whipped, exiled, returned, married, and promoted Kizhe finally had to die when the Czar wanted to meet him. This... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Kije, Пору́чик Киже́, Prokofiev, Russian, Russia, Tynyanov, Poruchik, Paul I, Tsar,...
Charlie Chaplin's 56th Film Released Oct 02 1916. The Pawnshop was Charlie Chaplin's sixth film for Mutual Film Company. Chaplin played the role of assistant to the pawnshop owner. Henry Bergman played the owner and Edna Purviance the owner's daughter. Albert Austin played an alarm clock owner who watches Charlie in dismay as he checks out the clock. This was one of Chaplin's more popular Mutual Films, mainly for the slapstick comedy he was famous for at the time.... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Silents
Die Urauffuehrung des deutschen Lustspiels "OH, DIESE FERIEN" fand am 5. August 1958 im Muenchener Kammer-Lichtspieltheater statt. Kurze Inhaltsbeschreibung: Familie Petermann fasst den Entschluss, mit dem Mietwagen in den sonnigen Sueden zu fahren. Doch weder Papa Max (Georg Thomalla), der Grossvater (Hans Moser), Tochter Monika (Heidi Bruehl) sowie der Rest der Familien ahnen, dass es eine Ganovenbande auf ihr Fahrzeug abgesehen hat. Denn ausgerechnet darin hat eine Bande gerissener... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Film, Spielfilm, Lustspiel, Comedy, Komoedie, Witz, Situationskomik, Ferien, Komik, Komiker, Humor,...
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Ditzy socialite with a heart of gold, Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) finds "forgotten man" Godfrey Smith (William Powell) in a scavenger hunt. Eventually Godfrey is taken in as the family butler for the Bullocks and screwball antics and romance ensue. ( 41 reviews ) Topics: screwball, comedy, romance
This is another in our series of Flawed Family Flicks. Join cousins Harrigan, Garrity & Mulligan as they try to keep the Gorilla from claiming another victim. This movies was cut from over an hour down to 29 minutes....Special Editors Note: we have created "Flawed Family Flicks" as a fun way to rekindle new interest in some great old movies. These remixes were originally created for my grandchildren, and it now appears many other folks enjoy them as well. These Movies are great... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Bridgewater Video, Flawed Family Flick, BTV Comedy, Warped Vision Video, BTV
After suffering a fatal heart attack, confirmed bachelor Emlyn Williams (as Maxwell "Max" Bard) gives heavenly greeters his last wish - he would like to observe events on Earth for the next twenty-four hours. And, with good reason. Mr. Williams has left not only a will, but also letters to "Three Husbands" admitting affairs with each of their three wives. The three men are poker playing pals Shepperd Strudwick (as Arthur Evans), Robert Karnes (as Kenneth Whittaker), and... ( 4 reviews ) Topic: Comedy
The opening scene, a dream sequence prior to the vaudeville routines which follow, is what makes this film famous. In it Keaton plays everyone in a theatre simultaneously (through multiple exposures). He is the band leader, all its members, the dancers on the stage and everyone in the audience. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton